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Shane's Rib Shack Announces Grand Opening of Richmond, VA Location

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Rachel Turk-Settle
Shane’s Rib Shack
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RICHMOND, VA (June 7, 2013) - Shane's Rib Shack, a leader in fast-casual barbecue, will open its third Virginia location, and 68th restaurant nationwide, on June 10 in Midlothian, VA.  The new restaurant should create more than 30 new jobs for the area.  The grand opening celebration will take place the entire weekend of June 14–16.

To celebrate the opening, Shane's will offer thousands of dollars in giveaways.  The first 100 customers in line on Friday, June 14, will receive a free Half Rack of Baby Back Ribs.  The first 100 customers in line on Saturday, June 15, will receive a free drink and Shane's signature sandwich, the "Big Dad®," a half pound of slow smoked, hand chopped barbecue pork named after Shane's grandfather.  Plus, the first 25 will win free"Big Dad®" pork sandwiches for an entire year.  On Sunday, June 16, the first 100 customers will receive 3 hand-breaded chicken tenders and fries - the perfect Father's Day present.   

Shane's will also host a live radio remote broadcast during the weekend.  Everyone who enters one of the many free raffles during the weekend will be eligible for any of the grand prizes: a ride in a pace car at Richmond International Raceway, a free catering for 25 people, or their very own Big Green Egg - the backyard grill that every barbecue customer would love to have! 

Shane's will dotate a large portion of the weekend's proceeds to PACKids, an organization dedicated to building a freestanding, consolidated children's hospital in the Richmond area. More than 250 pediatricians have given their support to PACKids and its vision for a children's hospital system totally dedicated and exclusively committed to the care of the region's children. These pediatricians agree that consolidating all the best pediatric specialists in the area under one unified roof is the best way to provide the best care for our kids.  Stop by Shane's Rib Shack to learn more about PACKid's at their booth during the grand opening weekend. 
"Richmond is part of the barbecue heartland, and we are very proud to add Shane's Rib Shack to the scene," says Thompson.  "We started in a tiny shack south of Atlanta selling slow-smoked barbecue basted in my grandfather's secret sauce.  We are all about great food, incredible service, and a commitment to the community.  We could not be more proud than to have the opportunity to support the phenomenal efforts of PACKids."  

The Midlothian location will be at 11501 Busy Street.  


About PACKids

PACKids envisions a Children’s Hospital System totally dedicated and exclusively committed to the care of the region’s children.  With the largest philanthropic gift ever in Virginia, PACKids is close to building a medical facility where no child will ever come into contact with an adult patient or a staff member who is not trained to care for children.  Now all that is needed is to raise public support in the region for this incredible opportunity for our kids!  Please visit for more information.

About Shane’s Rib Shack

Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped pork and chicken, and many southern sides to compliment each plate.  The original shack was founded in 2002, in rural McDonough, GA by Shane Thompson, who started the restaurant with his grandfather's secret BBQ sauce.  Shane’s Rib Shack currently operates 67 locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Arizona, New York, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky.  For more information, visit



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